Why no one should take a video selfie in front of a dumpster fire

Should've seen that coming.


Miles Klee

Internet Culture

Published Mar 17, 2015   Updated May 29, 2021, 7:05 am CDT

If you ever see a large object or structure on fire, you will be sorely tempted to frame it in the background of a video selfie. We urge you to resist this instinct, lest you pull a Tom Lavery.

Lavery, it seems, just had to get a shot of a dumpster blaze that had broken out during a St. Patrick’s Day parade in New Haven, Conn. 

For this impudence, he paid a terrible price.

Just one of those times when firefighters realize that all their sacrifice has been worthwhile.

H/T Tastefully Offensive | Photo via Ben Watts/Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

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*First Published: Mar 17, 2015, 5:22 pm CDT